Friday 8 April 2022

A pair of 73/2's with wagons for Eastleigh Works, Eastleigh, 7th April 2022

73213 Rhodalyn + 73212 Fiona arrive with 6Y68 09:36 Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf - Eastleigh Works Gbrf

The locomotives had their diesel engines running.

Control jumper arrangement.

The KFA wagons were:
TIPH 93376 pool 180 TOUAX GBRF
TIPH 93335 pool 180
TIPH 93443 pool 180
TIPH 93343 pool 185

At one time these may have been used in Channel Tunnel traffic. Those with flat platforms have been seen in permanent way service. A previous similar group entered the Works, and were converted for usage in new Smart Weed System Trains.

Worn number and details plate on TIPH 93335.

Ancient lettering for long defunct Tiphook Rail on TIPH 93343. Tiphook's interests were sold in 1997.

Flat wagon base on TIPH 93343.

Images from other photographers: one - Flickr for the day